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Teddy Jogs To The West-Northwest

Category 2 Hurricane

Tropics Forecast Cone at 6:46 Sunday Morning, September 20th
Tropics Forecast Cone at 6:46 Sunday Morning, September 20th

Location 320 miles SSE of Bermuda
Wind 105 mph
Heading WNW at 12 mph
Pressure 28.47
Coordinates 62.7W, 28.0N

Discussion

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Teddy was located near latitude 28.0 North, longitude 62.7 West. Teddy is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h), and a northwestward motion will likely resume by this afternoon. A turn toward the north is expected tonight and then Teddy is forecast to continue generally northward for another couple days. On the forecast track, Teddy will approach Bermuda tonight, and the center should pass east of the island Monday morning.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today. Teddy is expected to remain a large and powerful hurricane through Monday, then become a strong post-tropical cyclone on Tuesday.

Teddy is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 964 mb (28.47 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 6:45 Sunday Morning, September 20th
Tropics Satellite at 6:45 Sunday Morning, September 20th

Watches and Warnings

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for, * Bermuda

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area, generally within 36 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

Tropics Models at 8:10 Sunday Morning, September 20th
Tropics Models at 8:10 Sunday Morning, September 20th

Land Hazards

Key messages for Teddy can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5 and WMO header WTNT45 KNHC and on the web at www.hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT5.shtml.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to affect Bermuda as early as tonight and could linger into Monday night.

SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. These swells are likely to cause life- threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.